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Fare Thee Well, Way Station.
As many of you may know, most small businesses in this city struggle to survive, particularly bars and restaurants, even in the best of times. The Way Station is no exception, and the reality of business after the Covid-19 lockdown is that due to social distancing we will never be able to have enough customers in the bar over the next 12-18 months to generate enough revenue to remain open. It is for this reason that we have made the painful and difficult decision to close our doors permanently.
I am so very proud of the friendships and relationships that were made at the bar and those that found TWS a safe space in which to transition. It truly was an honor to know each and every one of you and provide you a place where you felt at home.
I am working at helping our fellow bars and restaurants make it through this trying time and once we are on the other side, I hope to arrange Away Stations at each and every one of them so we might congregate again in new places with familiar faces. I plan on having the first one at Lainey’s place, Bilt Bar, around what would have been the 10th anniversary of TWS in February. At this party we will have the steins available for pickup.
I will miss The Way Station dearly, as I’m sure all of you will, but remember, you made it what it was and all it takes is you to recreate it wherever you go.
We Are The Way Station.
I am sad to see our story conclude, but like all good books, this one has come to an end. Keep it fondly on a shelf in your heart. I can’t wait to read all of your fan fiction.
If you are able, please visit the ghost tip jar below and let the employees of TWS know how much you appreciate them.
Until I see you at the first Away Station… Allons y.
Support our fabulous bartenders in this time of no income. We can't stress this enough: NO AMOUNT TOO BIG OR SMALL! You can find our ghost tip jars below:
ANDERS Andy Heidel
CHLOE Chloe Sehr
SAM Sam Callahan
$omgsamcallahan Cash App
MICHELE Michele Photo
JACKSON Jonathan Jackson Hernandez
TOBASABI (Nick Balsirow) Nicholas MongolianBeef Balsirow
GINGER PAT Pat G Finnen